Also known as a Papanicolaou test or pap smear test, is a test that is used to diagnose precursos lesions or cervical cancer
What is it and what is it for?
Cytology is a test used to diagnose precursor lesions or cervical cancer. It also detects possible infections caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses, such as the human papillomavirus (HPV), one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases.
Cytology does not hurt, it is a very simple technique that takes 5 minutes.
What does it consist of?
To carry out the cytology, the patient lies on the examination chair. In this way, the gynecologist obtains a sample of the cells from the inside and outside the cervix.
We recommend an annual check, but depending on the results, a control every 6 or 3 months may be necessary.
It is painless and fast, and it is our main tool to prevent, diagnose and treat cervical pathologies. Such as cervical cancer.
That is why Profemina recommends that you do not let time pass and carry out a regular exam.